Today, for the first time in 2012 I got to fish my "A" water. It isn't that my "B", "C", "D", or "E" water is that big of a drop off, but I love my "A" spot. I know it well, and know where to expect to see a tailer in the gravel, or a slow cruiser working a bank. The fish are tough, but when you bring your "A" game to your "A" water...good things happen.
Which brings me to Little known carp on the fly rule #2: if you don't know the carp has taken your fly...go fish for trout. Seriously, they are way easier.